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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Joy in the morning (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing awesome! :))

Here is a story by Steve Goodier that I would like to share with you today.

Does this sound familiar?

James was cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket
from a shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed it was
over eleven years old. He felt sure the shoes would not still be
there, but decided to stop by anyway and check.

He handed the ticket to the man behind the counter, who didn't seem to
be surprised at the date. "Just a minute," said the clerk. " I'll have
to look for these." He disappeared into a back room.

After a few minutes, the clerk called out, "Here they are!"

"That's terrific!" said James, hardly believing his good fortune.

The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. "They'll be ready
Thursday," he said.

We should all be masters of patience; after all, we've had plenty of
practice. But waiting for shoes is one thing, waiting to heal from a
hurt or waiting for a persistent problem to change can be far more

James Melvin Washington shared some wisdom about the importance of
patience in those tough times of life. He said, "My grandmother used
to tell me that every loss is temporary, that every rainy day is
temporary, that every hardship is temporary. She used to tell me,
'Son, every goodbye ain't gone. Just hold on - there's joy coming in
the morning.'"

Are you holding on? It may seem dark now, but morning is coming.

Wish you all a joy filled life!

Much Love,

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Life is meant to be lived! (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing awesome!:))

Here is a wonderful story by Steve Goodier that I would like to share with you today!

Life is to be lived. No excuses. No reservations. No holding back.

An enchanting story about violinist Fritz Kreisler tells how he once
came across a beautiful instrument he wanted to acquire. When he
finally raised the money for the violin, he returned to buy it and
learned that it had already been sold to a collector.

He went to the new owner's home in order to try to persuade him to
sell the violin. But the collector said it was one of his prized
possessions and he could not let it go. The disappointed Kreisler
turned to leave, but then asked a favor. "May I play the instrument
once more before it is consigned to silence?"

Permission was granted and the great musician began to play. The
violin sang out a quality of music so beautiful that the collector
himself could only listen in wonderment. "I have no right to keep that
to myself," he said after the musician finished. "The violin is yours,
Mr. Kreisler. Take it into world, and let people hear it."

William Arthur Ward said, "If you believe in prayer, pray; if you
believe in serving, serve; if you believe in giving, give." For you
and I are exquisite violins -- our music is meant to be heard.

I want to live my life that way -- to take it into the world and live
it fully. I'd rather burn out than rust out. I'd rather be used up
than die not having done whatever I could...wherever I would.

I'm not talking about wearing ourselves out on over-activity.
Happiness is never found in excessive busyness. But it is found in
investing our lives in others. Saying YES when asked for a hand.
Volunteering some time for a worthwhile organization. Spending an hour
with a lonely relative.

In the end, I know that my happiness will not have been
about by my ability or my inability. It will have been about my
availability. My life is meant to be lived.

Wish you all an excellent weekend!

Much Love,
Priya :))

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Achieving Success By Fulfilling Our Life Purpose by Priya Deelchand

Achieving Success By Fulfilling Our Life Purpose

We all want to be happy and successful in life and yet very few people can claim to be as happy and as successful as they always wished to be. At some point in our life when we feel unfulfilled, many of us ask ourselves questions like, "Why am I here for?" "What do I really want to do in my life?" "Where am I going?" As long as we do not find the answers to these questions, we will continue to feel unfulfilled. The only way to achieve lasting happiness and success is by living a life of purpose. Most of the peak performers in life are those who spend most of their time thinking about who they are and why they are here for and then continuously assessing their progress in light of who they are and what their true calling is.

We are all unique and were put on this earth to do something extraordinary. There has never been anyone in the entire universe just like us. Each one of us has outstanding abilities, skills, talents and gifts that make us different from all other people who have ever lived. We have the capacity within us to accomplish more than we ever imagined possible. Each one of us is born with a unique life purpose and our mission is to discover the key role we are meant to fill and then to throw our whole heart into doing it exceptionally well. Plato once said, "There is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do, which no one else can do." We can achieve greater success and happiness and have deeper fulfillment by finding and living our true purpose.

Most people today do not know their purpose and they wander aimlessly and accomplish very little in life. They respond to circumstances, situations and events, to parents and responsibilities, and never take the time to sit down and think about what it is that they really want for themselves. They spend their entire life doing things that they do not enjoy and they work only to earn a living and to pay their bills at the end of the month. As Thoreau rightly said "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," These people achieve only temporary success and happiness because they set and achieve only short-term goals. Once these goals are achieved, they still feel that something is missing in their lives and they feel unfulfilled. Most high achievers in life think and act differently. They believe in a mission which goes far beyond a simple goal. These people are committed to follow their purpose and do only those things that they enjoy most and which give meaning to their lives.

In order to find our true calling, we need to understand ourselves better and know exactly what we enjoy doing the most in life. We can ask ourselves questions like:

- What activities are most important to us?

- What do we have the most fun doing?

- What do we do where we lose track of time?

- What would we do if we had no limitations?

- What would we do if we knew we could not fail?

- What are our natural talents and aptitudes?

- What are the things we do best in life?

- What would we do for free for the rest of our life if we had all the money we needed?

- What do others look to us for?

- What do the people closest to us say our passions are?

We must dare to take risks and go against the norm if we really want to discover and fulfill our life purpose. We must be willing to do what our hearts desire and follow our bliss rather than follow what other people want us to do. Following our heart rather than following the crowd gives us much more chance to find happiness and fulfillment, but it takes courage and guts. Many people are afraid of being different, of not being accepted by those around them, and of standing out rather than blending in. We must always listen to the wise words of Friedrich Nietzsche who once said, "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

When we live our life on purpose, we become so passionate with what we are doing and become so involved in our task that we just lose track of time. For us, work becomes play because we enjoy every moment and spend our time doing exactly what we love and what we were meant to do. Confucius was right when he said "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life."

Furthermore, when we live our purpose, things will just seem to fall into place. The people, opportunities and resources we need come to us easily and effortlessly. Joseph Campbell once said "If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." The whole world will also benefit because when we are in alignment with our true calling, all our actions will automatically serve others and we will be making a real difference in the lives of others by giving real value to them far beyond what we could have imagined.

A purpose driven life is a life that we must all seek to live. Identifying and honoring our purpose is the key to success and happiness in life. We are all capable of become everything we want to become and living a life of purpose and fulfilling our highest natural potential is the greatest and most precious gift we can give to ourselves and to the world. Deepak Chopra was right when he said "Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals."

Priya Deelchand is a Life and Business Coach and Founder of Success Strategies Consultants Ltd. She coaches and helps people worldwide in both English and French using Law of Attraction, EFT and other powerful techniques. If you want to live a happier and more fulfilled life, please visit us at

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Friday, October 29, 2010

It's your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude!

My dearest friends,

Hope you are doing awesome!

Here is a story that I would like to share with you today.

Once there was an old and very wise man. Every day he would sit outside a gas station in his rocking chair and wait to greet motorists as they passed through his small town. On this day, his granddaughter knelt down at the foot of his chair and slowly passed the time with him.

As they sat and watched the people come and go, a tall man who surely had to be a tourist -- since they knew everyone in the town -- began looking around as if he were checking out the area for a place to live.

The stranger walked up and asked,"So what kind of town is this that we're in?"
The older gentleman slowly turned to the man and replied," Well, what kind of town are you from?"
The tourist said,"In the town I'm from everyone is very critical of each other. The neighbours all gossip about everyone, and it's a real negative place to live. I'm sure glad to be leaving. It is not a very cheerful place. "
The man in the chair looked at the stranger and said," You know, that's just how this town is."

An hour or so later a family that was also passing through stopped for gas. The car slowly turned in and rolled to a stop in front of where the older gentleman and his granddaughter were sitting. The mother jumped out with two small children and asked where the restrooms were. The man in the chair pointed to a small, bent-up sign that was barely hanging by one nail on the side of the door.

The father stepped out of the car and also asked the man,"Is this town a pretty good place to live?"
The man in the chair replied," What about the town you are from? How is it?"
The father looked at him and said,"Well, in the town I'm from everyone is very close and always willing to lend their neighbour a helping hand. There's always a hello and thank you everywhere you go. I really hate to leave. I feel almost like we are leaving family. "

The older gentlemen turned to the father and gave him a warm smile.
"You know, that's a lot like this small town."

Then the family returned to the car, said their thank yous, waved goodbye and drove away.
After the family was in the distance, the granddaughter looked up at her grandfather and asked,"Grandpa, how come when the first man came into our town you told him it was a terrible place to live and when the family came in to town you told them it was a wonderful place to live? "

The grandfather lovingly looked down at this granddaughter's wondering blue eyes and said,"No matter where you move, you take your own attitude with you and that's what makes it terrible or wonderful. "

It's your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude. Happiness is not something you find, it's something you create.

Wish you all an excellent weekend!

Much Love,

Posted by Priya Deelchand

The Major Key to Your Better Future is You

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing fantastic!

Here is a great article written by Jim Rohn that I would like to share with you today!

Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not happen without personal growth. It’s really the open door to it all. In fact I’d like to have you memorize a most important phrase. Here it is, “The major key to your better future is YOU.”

Let me repeat that. “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Put that someplace you can see it everyday, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, at the office, anywhere where you can see it everyday. The major key to your better future is YOU. Try to remember that every day you live and think about it. The major key is YOU.

Now, there are many things that will help your better future. If you belong to a strong, dynamic and progressive company, that would help. If the company has good products, good services that you are proud of, that would certainly help. If there were good sales aids, that would help, good training would certainly help. If there is strong leadership that will certainly help. All of these things will help, and of course, if it doesn’t storm, that will help. If your car doesn’t break down, that will help. If the kids don’t get sick, that will help. If the neighbors stay half way civil, that will help. If your relatives don’t bug you, that will help. If it isn’t too cold, if it isn’t too hot, all those things will help your better future. And if prices don’t go much higher and if taxes don’t get much heavier, that will help. And if the economy stays stable, those things will all help. We could go on and on with the list; but remember this, the list of things that I’ve just covered and many more - all put together - play a minor role in your better future.

The major key to your better future is you. Lock your mind onto that. This is a super important point to remember. The major key is you. Mr. Shoaff always answered when asked, “How do you develop an above average income?” by saying “Simple, become an above average person. Work on you.” Mr. Shoaff would say, “Develop an above average handshake.” He would say, “A lot of people want to be successful, and they don’t even work on their handshake. As easy as that would be to start, they let it slide. They don’t understand.” Mr. Shoaff would say, “Develop an above average smile. Develop an above average excitement. Develop an above average dedication. Develop an above average interest in other people.” He would say, “To have more, become more.” Remember; work harder on yourself than you do on your job. For a long time in my life, I didn’t have this figured out.

Strangely enough, with two different people in the same company one may earn an extra $100 a month, and the other may earn a $1,000. What could possibly be the difference? If the products were the same, if the training was the same, if they both had the same literature, the same tools. If they both had the same teacher, the same compensation plan, if they both attended the same meetings, why would one person earn the $100 per month and the other person earn the $1000? Remember here is the difference...the difference is personal, inside, not outside, inside.

You see the real difference is inside you. In fact, the difference IS you. Someone once said, “The magic is not in the products. The magic is not in the literature. The magic is not in the film. There isn’t a magic meeting, but the magic that makes things better is inside you, and personal growth makes this magic work for you.

The magic is in believing. The magic is in daring. The magic is in trying. The real magic is in persevering. The magic is in accepting. It’s in working. The magic is in thinking. There is magic in a handshake. There is magic in a smile. There is magic in excitement and determination. There is real magic in compassion and caring and sharing. There is unusual magic in strong feeling and you see, all that comes from inside, not outside. So, the difference is inside you. The real difference is you. You are the major key to your better future.

Wish you all an awesome weekend!

Much Love,

Posted by Priya Deelchand

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Moving Out of Our Comfort Zone to Achieve Success

Moving Out of Our Comfort Zone to Achieve Success

By Priya Deelchand

We all want to be successful in life, yet today, very few people can truly say that they have achieved the success that they always desired. One of the main reasons why most of the successful people in the world achieved extraordinary success is because they were able to think differently, take risks and move out of their comfort zones. Most people remain unsuccessful and stay in their comfort zones because of fears, limiting beliefs, habits or simply because of laziness. In fact, our comfort zone is a place in which we feel safe and secure and where there is no sense of risk. It is made up of the known, the accepted and the expected and it can be physical, emotional, intellectual or financial.

For most people, moving out of the comfort zone can be very frightening and embarrassing. But it is certainly the single most important step we can make towards achieving peak performance in anything we do. We must take actions we have not previously taken if we expect to achieve different results than what we have been getting. Tony Robbins once said "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
One of the best ways to move out of our comfort zone is to face our fears and do the things we fear most. In fact, most of our fears are unnecessary and counter productive. We frighten ourselves unnecessarily about things that will never happen. Franklin D Roosevelt was right when he said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." We should face our fears and see them for what they really are. Once we face our fears, the death of fear is certain. What are fears anyway? According to psychologists, F.E.A.R is just "False Evidence Appearing Real". We should make it a habit to do something that frightens us every day. The more we push ourselves out of our comfort zone and do the things that scare us, the easier it becomes.

We can also get out of our comfort zone and achieve success by breaking our habits. Our habits determine our outcomes and our negative habits always create negative consequences that prevent us from getting the success we want. In order to become more successful, we can start by replacing our bad habits with more productive ones. Research shows that it takes only 21 days to develop a habit. According to Paul Getty, the individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.

Another great way to get out of our comfort zone is to get rid of our self-limiting beliefs. These limiting beliefs are things we believe about ourselves that place limits on our aptitudes. Examples of self-limiting beliefs are when we think that we are not good enough to do certain things or we are not intelligent enough to succeed in life. Most of these beliefs are not true, but they make us stay in our comfort zones and play small in life. We can eliminate our limiting beliefs by becoming aware of them, identifying them and replacing them with more positive beliefs.

In order to succeed in anything, we have to break free of our comfort zone, and step into the unknown. Getting out of our comfort zone is not always easy and often requires lots of hard work, discipline and persistence. Brian Tracy once said, "Ninety to ninety-five percent of people will withdraw to the comfort zone when what they try doesn't work. Only that small percentage, five or ten percent, will continually improve themselves; they will continually push themselves out into the zone of discomfort, and these are always the highest performers in every field." We must make a commitment with ourselves to do all that it takes to overcome our fears, eliminate our limiting belief and break our bad habits to get the success that peak performers achieve.

Priya Deelchand is a Corporate Trainer and Motivational Speaker and Founder of Success Strategies Consultants Ltd. She coaches and helps people worldwide in both English and French using Law of Attraction, EFT and other powerful techniques. If you want to become more successful in your personal and professional life, please visit us at or

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Think Your Way To Success With Positive Affirmations by Priya Deelchand

Think Your Way To Success With Positive Affirmations

Author: Priya Deelchand

Affirmations are statements that you think or say to yourself or others and they are based on your beliefs. These affirmations can be either positive or negative and have the ability to greatly influence your life and create your reality. In fact, affirmation is something that you are doing all the time. Every thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation. All of your inner dialogues are affirmations. You are continually affirming subconsciously with your words and thoughts and this flow of affirmations is creating your life experience in every moment.

You can achieve the success you desire by programming your mind with positive affirmations. In fact, most of the successful people in the world are not much different from you. The main difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful one is that most successful people have a success mindset.  Their inner dialogue is one of success and accomplishment and they always focus on the positive rather than on the negative.

You can use positive affirmations to achieve the success you desire and through the regular use of this powerful technique, you will begin to see wonderful changes in your life you never imagined possible. With positive affirmations, you can conquer your limiting beliefs and negative thoughts and make success a reality for you. Ralph Marston once said, "There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one."

In order to achieve success, it is very important for you to develop a conscious and focused affirmation process. You must become aware of exactly what you are affirming through your thoughts and consciously and purposefully focus those affirmations on positive and empowering statements. These positive affirmations will reprogram your subconscious mind and allow you to become more and more successful. By developing the habit of using positive affirmations regularly and consistently your subconscious will adapt to the new information it is being provided with. As Claude M. Bristol rightly said "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

For your affirmations to be effective, it is important that you create your own affirmations based on your specific conditions and circumstances. It is very important to remember that your affirmations are only going to be efficient if you can feel what you are affirming. It is the emotions that your affirmations create that will attract the success that you desire to you. The most effective positive affirmations are phrases that are in alignment with you, empower you and allow you to feel a shift in your emotions as you repeat them.

You can repeat the following affirmations to become more successful or you can create your own affirmations.

1.         I am very successful now.
2.         Success and achievement are natural outcomes for me.
3.         I attract success and prosperity with all of my ideas.
4.         Success comes very easily and effortlessly to me.
5.         Everything I do turns into success.
6.         My success is contagious, other people like it, seek it and respect it.
7.         All of my thoughts and ideas lead me straight to success.
8.         Prosperity and success is my natural state of mind.
9.         I am a success magnet.
10.      I am the example of success and triumph.

You can all become as successful as you desire by using positive affirmations regularly and consistently. Remember that success is a state of mind and if you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. As John Addison rightly said, "You've got to win in your mind before you win in your life."

About the AuthorPriya Deelchand is a Corporate Trainer, Business Coach and Motivational Speaker and Founder of Success Strategies Consultants Ltd. She coaches and helps people worldwide in both English and French using Law of Attraction, EFT and other powerful techniques. If you want to live a happier and more fulfilled life, please visit us at

Sunday, September 26, 2010

There is always a solution (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

    Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, 
  a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. 
    After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the 
  audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the 
  opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the 
  little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door 
  marked "NO ADMITTANCE." 
    When the houselights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, 
  the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was 
  missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on 
  the impressive Steinway on stage. 
    In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, 
  innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
    At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly 
  moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. 
  Keep playing." Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with 
  his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm 
  reached around to the other side of the child and he added a 
  running obbligato. 
    Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a 
  frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. 
  And the audience was mesmerized. 
    Whatever our situation in life and history--however outrageous, 
  however desperate, DON'T QUIT. There is always a solution.
  You have the power to transform any problem into a way to
  mesmerize your audience...

- Author unknown -
Posted by Priya Deelchand

The Smiling Old Lady (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

   I know a smiling old lady, who says she has made 
  it a life habit to expect, every morning when she 
  awakes, to have a glorious day. 
    She says she looks toward the coming day as she 
  would toward a journey she was taking, and she is 
  always expecting some new delight, some wonderful 
    She says that the very thought that the day holds 
  beautiful things in store for those who expect them, 
  for those who believe they are coming to them, has 
  been a constant inspiration. 
    It has helped to bring her the very things she expects.
    If we want to be happy, we must hold the mental 
  attitude which will produce happiness. If we want 
  to be strong, we must refuse to harbor these forebodings, 
  these pet superstitions, these haunting fears which 
  weaken us. 
    We must flood our minds with such a current of faith 
  and courage and expectation, that there will not be 
  room for the negative thoughts. 
    We must march straight ahead secure in that faith 
  which casted out fear.
- Author unknown-
Posted by Priya Deelchand